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The people, places, events and latest research of Canada’s subarctic and Arctic regions, one of the fastest-changing environments on Earth

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Tyler McCaul, Carson Storch, Wade Simmons and Darren Berrecloth ride down a slope in Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park in British Columbia on September 3, 2016. (Photo: Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool)

Photo: Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool
Documentary follows four Canadian and American freeriders as they attempt previously unridden terrain in British Columbia, Yukon, and Alaska 
Adam Shoalts, Arctic, explorer, expedition, North, wildlife, canoe, RCGS

Adam Shoalts paddles against the powerful current of the Mackenzie River, N.W.T., just two weeks into the Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition. (Photo: Adam Shoalts)

Photo: Adam Shoalts
Explorer Adam Shoalts, who completed his monumental 4,000-kilometre journey on September 6, speaks to Canadian Geographic about an expedition that calls to mind the likes of Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Joseph Tyrrell
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Meet the largest congregation of grizzly bears in the far north as they gather on the Fishing Branch River (or Ni’iinlii Njik, Gwich’in for “where fish spawn”) (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
From September to November, grizzly bears gather in the mountainous Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory to feast on salmon. As the temperature dips, their fur becomes coated in ice, creating an otherworldly look and spectacular photos.
Adam Shoalts, Arctic, expedition, North, RCGS

A map depicting the path of Adam Shoalts's Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition. He reached Baker Lake, Nunavut, on Sep. 6, 2017. (Map: Chris Brackley; Illustration: Robert Carter/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley; Illustration: Robert Carter/Can Geo
Shoalts, once dubbed 'Canada's Indiana Jones,' reached Baker Lake, Nunavut, yesterday after nearly four months of trekking and paddling Canada's mainland Arctic.

The metal garbage dump near Sylvia Grinnell River leeches petrochemicals, pesticides, and lead into its surroundings. (Photo: Transport Canada)

(Photo: Transport Canada)
Transport Canada is providing funding to clean up the toxic site that was left in the 1950's
Charlotte Gray on Tatshenshini River

Charlotte Gray at the side of the Tatshenshini River. (Photo courtesy Ben Graham)

Photo courtesy Ben Graham
The acclaimed author discovers breathtaking scenery with a side of eggs benedict in Canada's North
Tallurutiup Imanga, Lancaster Sound

Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound is home to a vast swath of wildlife, from narwhals, polar bears, seals and walruses, to millions of migratory birds. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
The final boundary for Canada’s new national marine conservation area in Canada’s North shows an area twice the size of Nova Scotia
Catherine McKenna at Torngat Mountains National Park

Environment and Climate Change minister Catherine McKenna speaks with Torngat Mountains National Park cooperative management board member Jenny Merkuratsuk on the park's Rose Island. (Photo credit: Ministry of Environment and Climate Change)

Catherine McKenna at Torngat Mountains National Park
The Environment and Climate Change minister visited Labrador’s Inuit region from August 2 – 5 to explore all-Indigenous National Park management and the impacts of climate change in the area. 
Environment and Climate Change minister Catherine McKenna

Environment and Climate Change minister Catherine McKenna talks with Parks Canada scientist Darroch Whitaker near Labrador's Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research station in early August 2017. (Photo: Environment and Climate Change Canada.)

Environment and Climate Change minister Catherine McKenna
The Environment and Climate Change minister shares insights from her recent tour of Labrador's Nunatsiavut region and Torngat Mountains National Park
Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, Arctic, North, research, geology, climate change

Mary Sanborn-Barrie of the Geological Survey of Canada (second from right) takes Science Minister Kirsty Duncan (right) through the team's bedrock-mapping project on the Boothia Peninsula on July 19, 2017. (Photo: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)

Photo: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
On her first official visit to the Arctic as Science Minister, Kirsty Duncan drove home the importance of climate research, incorporating traditional knowledge, and funding for innovation and research
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